LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Outgoing Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed legislation that would have made permanent a ban against Michigan doctors prescribing abortion-inducing drugs with webcams or other forms of telemedicine.
The veto issued Friday means Michigan’s prohibition, enacted in 2012, will expire next week.READ MORE: Detroit To Host Special Olympics Unified Cup In 2022
Snyder says patients should be able to remotely receive safe and proper care, including for a medical abortion, which is when drugs are used to end a pregnancy.READ MORE: Advocates Push For Vaccine Accessibility For Disabled Residents
The bill was backed by majority Republicans in the Legislature and opposed by Democrats.
Snyder, who leaves office Tuesday, has also signed $1.3 billion budget legislation that shifts new tax revenue for schools to other priorities such as roads and environmental cleanup.MORE NEWS: Spectrum Health To Require Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations
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